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USS Nautilus - First Nuclear-Powered Submarine

In this newsreel, from 16 June 1952, President Truman dedidcates America's first nuclear-powered submarine - the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) - in Groton, Connecticut.  It was scheduled to be completed within a year or two. 

In the same newsreel, from the early Cold-War period, we learn about problems in Korea (the conflict there had reached a stalemate) and witness parts of a British soccer match in Yankee Stadium. 

Watching the complete newsreel, one gets a sense of the contradictions which characterized the early years of the Cold War.


Media Credits

16 June 1952 Universal Newsreel.

Public Domain, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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